The Senate appointed conferees late Wednesday night to the budget conference that was formed as part of a larger deal to reopen the government and avert default.
All of the Senate Budget Committee members were named to the conference. Committee Chairwoman Patty MurrayPatty MurrayFlorida: 'High likelihood' of first Zika transmission in the US Our children, our future – bridging the partisan divide Overnight Energy: Officials close in on new global emissions deal MORE (D-Wash.) will co-chair the conference with her House counterpart, Chairman Paul RyanPaul RyanKoch officials skeptical of Trump's alleged meeting invite Trump draws backlash for comments on slain soldier's father Muslim DNC speaker challenges GOP leaders to call Trump out MORE (R-Wis.). The two plan to meet for breakfast Thursday morning to kick off negotiations.
In addition to Murray, Democratic Sens. Ron WydenRon WydenThe Hill's 12:30 Report Tim Kaine backs call to boost funding for Israeli missile defense Dems push for US, EU cooperation on China's market status MORE (Ore.), Bill NelsonBill NelsonTim Kaine backs call to boost funding for Israeli missile defense More automakers admit to equipping new cars with defective airbags GOP warming up to Cuba travel MORE (Fla.), Debbie StabenowDebbie StabenowDem sen: Clinton 'focused and prepared to keep us safe' Tim Kaine backs call to boost funding for Israeli missile defense Dems to GOP: Admit Trump is 'unfit' to be president MORE (Mich.), Bernie Sander (I-Vt.), Sheldon WhitehouseSheldon WhitehouseThe Hill's 12:30 Report Why Kaine is the right choice for Clinton Report: More, stronger cyber attacks to flood networks MORE (R.I.), Mark WarnerMark WarnerTim Kaine backs call to boost funding for Israeli missile defense Democratic National Convention event calendar Liberal group: Kaine could be 'disastrous' VP pick MORE (Va.), Jeff MerkleyJeff MerkleyDem anxiety hangs over Clinton Kaine as Clinton's VP pick sells out progressive wing of party Unions want one thing from Hillary tonight: A stake in TPP’s heart MORE (Ore.), Chris CoonsChris CoonsTop Dem: ‘I don't believe for a minute’ Trump was joking about Russia The Hill's 12:30 Report Senators ask IRS to issue guidance to help startups MORE (Del.), Tammy BaldwinTammy BaldwinOvernight Healthcare: Major insurer expands ObamaCare presence | Charges dropped for Planned Parenthood videomakers FDA explores changes to blood donation for gay men Tim Kaine backs call to boost funding for Israeli missile defense MORE (Wis.), Tim KaineTim KaineMark Cuban campaigns for Clinton in hometown of Pittsburgh Trump campaign: Clinton visiting Pa. like robber visiting victim Meet the rising Dem star positioned to help Clinton on gun control MORE (Va.) and Angus KingAngus KingClinton VP pick could face liberal ire Independent Sen. Angus King endorses Clinton McCain: Inaction on encryption 'furthering the cause of child pornographers' MORE (I-Maine) were appointed.
The House also named its conferees Wednesday evening.
There is a nearly $90 billion difference between the two budgets and the conferees will have only until Dec. 13 to report back to Congress.